And you know what? I absolutely love to hear this.
Call me crazy, but to hear from a teacher that Jack is acting in typical kid fashion, towards another kid, well, it makes me one proud mama. This morning the teacher told me that they were fighting over a bowling ball game in the gym and Jack yelled out "Ow!" when he got in a scuffle. Enter appropriate word for appropriate activity. Good job, buddy!
Yep. Around these parts, we celebrate when Jack gets in a fight.
I am painfully aware that as Jack gets older (and if I guess right) he continues to forge his own path, that social interactions may be hard for him. He probably won't have the childhood that I had - full of typical kid activities, full of friends, sleepovers, birthday parties, and the like. He may get left out. Honestly, I will probably mourn this about our journey. It breaks my mama heart, but I have to remind myself that if Jack isn't noticing, then it's probably not a big deal... although it sure hurts my feelers.
Still, I rejoice each and every time I hear of Jack reacting in a typical way to a social situation. Of playing with another kid. And yes, even when he fights with another kid. Those are good things, my friends.